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>> five raids in four days and police are looking for help to find the suspect. -- five rapes in four days and police looking for help to find the suspect. >> please make arrests at a halloween party. we have a latest on the investigation. >> what can we expect for the rest of the week? the forecast continues as 11 news today continues. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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>> good tuesday morning. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will get to the big story in just a minute. let's check the forecast with tony pann. >> it may snow in the mountains during the middle of the week. today will be in the 60's. temperatures are chilly right now. 39 and the airport. it will warm up very quickly today. a high of 63. this will be a pretty good tuesday. the temperatures will bottom out as we head into later in the week. >> good morning. just one problem spot. at monument and pulaski.
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watch for possible lane closures. speed sensors look great. no problems to report on the j.f.x.. 11 minutes on the outer loop. august causing an issue on the haven memorial bridge. -- fall og is causing an issue n the haven memorial bridge. no accidents there. >> other big story this morning,
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baltimore city police are investigating several rapes in the area. >> our reporter has more. >> both women were waiting at bus stops. one was on her way home from church. victim, threaten them, dragged them into a dimly lit areas, and then break them. police do not have a good description of the suspects and of trying to find out who he is so they can stop him before he attacks again. >> we have advised district the committee of what is going on. we are deploying special officers that will work on this. we are trying to expedite evidence in these cases. >> with these attacks are from police later on. police later on. wbal tv 11 news.
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two men are behind bars involving a shooting at a halloween party. devin dixon is charged with murder. his roommate is charged withthis is video of him coming -- charged with accessory. dixon is accused of spraying gunfire outside the home which killed a person, and paralyzed a another person. many are trying to understand why. >> my tear ducts are dried up. it did make a couple of hours to get a grip on myself. >> and dixon is being held without bail. in baltimore county, police are searching for the person that was shot when he went to go get
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cigarettes in the morning. neighbors cannot understand who would want to harm him. >anyone with information about his murder should call crimestoppers. animal cruelty. police found a handgun, a shotgun, and a small amount of marijuana. witnesses describe the johnson brothers as two of the threethe trial should be fast moving. a new tax force will review animal cruelty laws as a result. a search for a missing seniora man was last seen in howard --
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exit off of i 70. he weighs about 160 pounds, has gray hair, blue eyes. he was last seen driving a truck. any information about his -- anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 911. in the project of economy report, black and decker is merging with its rival. the combined headquarters will move to connecticut which means a loss of jobs in maryland. that would be a huge impact on the local economy. 250 jobs. we are talking about 250 highly compensated jobs. >> the board of directors have signed off on the deal.
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it is awaiting shareholder approval. the first half of 2010. bge customers will get a $100 credit for one time on their an eye on maryland practitioners hands. the program will place secret shoppers in hospitals to make sure practitioners' practice proper hygiene. watercooler question of the day. what do you think of a program that monitors doctor's hand hygiene? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> coming up, the financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> and news from one company. a dramatic turnaround. find out more in the consumer alert. >> spinners for dinners. a live report is coming up. >> your morning commute is looking pretty good on the major roadways. one accident in the city. we will
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today.
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>> thanksgiving is a few weeks away. some of us may be able to feel those added pounds of approaching already especially after halloween. >> this weekend, he can launch a pre-emptive strike against gaining weight. sandra shaw joins us live to show us how. >> this will benefit the foundation and it is called spinners for dinners. it is taking place this friday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. 24 hours, constant span class is. -- spin classes. >> everybody in the class is requesting their favorite theme song. >> $15 a ticket and tickets are
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left. >> you can sign up at the club. >> tell us about what the atmosphere is like. >> we have lots of raffles and the environment is very enthusiastic and fun. >> it is in a fitting a great cause -- benefiting a great cause. russian the 30's in the outlying suburbs. it is going to be a nice day later on. getting a workout in. >> i was so impressed that you kept spinning through this entire interview.
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>> very funny. >> thank you. it is for a wonderful cause. and lots of exercise, but you are helping a lot of people at the same time. the weather is pretty quiet here today. a weak cold front off to our northwest. very little precipitation along the front. no rain or snow. around lunchtime, you'll probably see a slow increase in the cloud cover. do not expect any rain today. the temperatures will jump into the 60's. the mixture of sunshine and clouds.
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it will get choppy on the water. wave heights 1-2 feet. water temperatures around 60 degrees. tonight, the skies will clear and it will get cold. during the day on wednesday, and other cold front approaching from the northwest. this will come through wednesday night and thursday. that will drop the temperatures. 60's today. 55 on wednesday. there could be some snow flakes in the mountain areas. probably not the case around baltimore. chilly around friday. a nice weekend, sunshine on both
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days with temperatures in the low 60's. let's see if sarah have us -- has any good news for us this tuesday morning. >> i do. major roadways running smoothly. 58 miles per hour on the outer loop northeast side it. that continues to run smoothly. law in picking up coming in the white marsh area. -- volume picking up in the white marsh area. >> fog around the bridge near cecil county. here is a life of traffic switching over to 95 in fort mchenry. looking very the. no problems to report at the harbor tunnel. over to you. >> taking a look of some of our
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top stories this morning. >> covering the nation this southwest decoder are searching for a three missing college students after they received phone calls from the women say they needed help. there were last seen sunday night. calls from the women. water was mentioned but the context is unclear. and mohammed is on trial for the killing of one man, one of several killed during the sniper attacks. >> good news for northern california commuters. the bay bridge is back open this morning. it had been closed since last tuesday when to rot and crossbar failed. -- two rods and a crossbar failed.
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it is the latest in safety concerns about the double decker bridge. >> ford motor company is reporting strong third quarter earnings. they have had their first profitable quarter since two dozen five. the gains are filled by massive cost-cutting and the government cash for clunkers program. they expect to be solidly profitable by 2011. a surcharge for traveling on the busiest day of the season, $20 each way, up from $10. increased fuel costs and financial losses are reason for this.
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>> let's get the latest from wall street. let's look at the bloomberg business report with jane king. >> almost three decades in the making. black and decker being purchased for $3.5 billion in stock. the merger has been discussed three times over the past few years. many jobs will be cut as a result. the merger will allow the company to take better advantage of the housing recovery. stocks climbing higher by the closing bell. the s&p rebounding from its biggest drop since may. the bloomberg maryland index also closed higher. human genome sciences gained 39% after working on an experimental
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drug to fight lupus. total domestic sales rose to 7.3 million vehicles last month and growing signs of recovery at automakers according to one survey. anthony york stock exchange, i am jane king reporting for wbal- tv. -- at the new york stock exchange, i am jane king of reporting for wbal tv 11 news. >> obesity has been linked to a number of cancers, breast cancer and colon cancer for example. doctors have known this is also related to in demetrius cancel -- endometria cancer.
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>> it is typically in older women over 55 years of age. >> the doctor says symptoms include any amount of bleeding or spotting in post menopausal women who have not had a. . -- have not had a a period in 12 consecutive months. >> attack on traffic straight ahead. >> grab your ballot and headed to the polls. it is election day. up next, why the white house is watching these statewide races so closely. >> do not forget to e-mail your answer to the water cooler question of the day. what do you think of a program that monitors doctor's hand hygiene? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> we have an accident to watch for at monument and pulaski highway. that is our only incident this morning. we are dealing with some delays as volume continues to build in the area. white marsh is that area.
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we will take a live view of that in a moment. this is the fog situation in cecil county. at the hague in memorial bridge, use caution. -- at the kadish memorial bridge, use caution. we will -- hayden memorial bridge, use caution. >> the only weather problem is some patchy fog out there. not a big deal in most areas except for near the water. you may need a jacket to start the day. will be back in a few minutes to
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check the forecast. over to you. >> and new jersey and a tight race in new york. what voters say today could give us an idea of what they think about president obama's first year in office. >> virginia and new jersey could both turner read today. both states voted obama last -- today. both states voted obama last year. in virginia, the republican came from behind and has a double- digit lead. the democrat is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but also distancing himself.
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>> i am my own guy. >> both democrats. backlash could work against them. in upstate new york, and republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative candidate. and maine is trying to determine same sex law. washington is watching these races very closely. voter frustration is attributed to the millions of people who cannot find a job. wbal-tv. >> the stillness of a tiny rebel was transformed overnight with a dazzling display -- tiny river in thailand -- thailand river was transformed overnight with a
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dazzling display of lights and fireworks. >> when we talked about the story earlier, i thought you said rats. >> i did not say that. >> coming up in the next half- hour of 11 news today. >> police are changing their tactics in some women are on edge. details are next. >> one of the state's most recognize politicians find a permanent place at the tourist center he helped create. >> we will update you on area bridges with fog warnings next. >> the weather is going to make
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you smile. we will talk about that and the seven-day forecast coming up. here is a look at the jalen no show -- jay leno show tonight. >> we are featuring the real housewives of atlanta. but i wasn't ready to give up taste. sometimes, sacrifice is the name of the game. well i've heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol.
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>> good morning. welcome to 11 news today. >> thanks for joining us. >> we have a look at the forecast. rex all is quiet in the weather department today. not a huge deal for us -- some cloud cover coming in from the northwest. that is all we will see. a high of 63. the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. > baltimore city police are
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our reporter jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> one of the victims was home from church. police want to find the suspect before he strikes again. >> she walked her dog every night on harford road. she was shocked to hear there>> i am worried and scared. >> police believe that that rape -- the victim was on her way home from church service. in both cases, the women were waiting at bus stops. >> we think this may be a target for suspects, women early morning hours going to work for traveling may be an easy target. >> the suspect approaches the victim, threatens them, drags them into a dimly lit areas and
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rate them. police do not have a good description of the suspect. they are trying to find out who he is an stop him before he>> we are advising district commanders in the area to advise the community of what is going on. we have special officers who arethe crime lab is expediting evident in the case. >> police say sexual assaults are a crime. they are advising women not to walk alone at night if at all possible. in the attacks happened on several streets. any information should be given to the police. wbal-tv. >> the baltimore city council one step closer to pushing through a controversy 0 bill
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regarding pregnancy clinics. it will affect for pro-life clinics in the area that the been under criticism for bait and switch techniques. trevor's of getting a few more weeks of breathing room before the fines from speeding cameras take affect. >> the state transportation authority is extending the warning time for drivers caught speeding in work in school zones. miles per hour over the posted speed lip -- speed limit will be mailed a $40 ticket after november 15. on his 80th birthday, former mayor was honored with a statue at the inner harbor plaza that he helped to reinvent. >> a place that one persontheir
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retreat from several politicians. the transformation was more than just the work of this person. >> this is a special day not only for me but for everyone who had just a small part or large part or tremendous part in building the inner harbor in this city. down today. >> the statue stands in front of the visitor's center. >> well deserved. >> we are checking a morning commute. not too bad there. one accident should be wrapping up at monument in pulaski
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highway. west side of the loop, 34 miles per hour. it is backing up traffic. the biggest delay, west side. 15 minutes as to make your way down 75. fort mchenry looking pretty good at this hour. delays are in place on the west side. we are checking in with sandra shaw. >> there will be people who will be in spending straight for 24 hours. -- spinning.
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all the benefits go towards this end foundation for thanksgiving meals they provide for everybody. let's take a look at your seven- day forecast. [unintelligible] in the 40's during the later part of this week. they raised the tension on this bike. over to you. >> keep going. >> she is in shape. >> and coming up, you may have played with a remote-controlled car growing up, maybe you still do. >> a horse and buggy back then. find out how you can drive your
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>> this woman purchased a camera from a homeless man figuring it belonged to someone that was desperately searching for it. she tracked down the owner using the pictures. >> she went above and beyond.
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we talked about it. >> i had goose bumps on me. i knew it was meant to be. it was definitely meant to be that i got my camera bag. -- back. >> her father recently passed away and the final pictures of him were on that camera. >> cafe in tokyo is catering to customers with cats. that thought by allowing people to bring their cats with them they would be happier. business has been building ever since. coffee tea and cat toys are being sold. drivers to stretch the by their
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phones has been the subject of a lot of controversy. now cars can control their phones -- cars by using their phone. >> german engineers have brought some james bond technology to light. they are adapting a vehicle. to the car. computers inside of the vehicle steer, accelerate as well as time. car. i just do not yet it. >> i do not know. >> coming up, but the look of the morning headlines. -- a look of the morning headlines. >> and a look at the major roadways. >> why would you want your car to go someplace without you?
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i am sure there is a reason, but i cannot think of one. the quiet tuesday morning with some fall out there.
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big >> welcome back. in the headlines, animal cruelty. after searching their home, marijuana. witnesses describe the johnson brothers as two of the three people shown in the video. the trial should be fast moving. halloween party.
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devin dixon is charged with murder. this is video of him coming -- charged with accessory. coming out of jail. those shots killed in 19 year- old man in paralyzed another person. dixon is being held without bail. an eye on maryland practitioners and how often they wash their hands. the tinning gov. anthony brown will help launch the program. the program will place secret proper hygiene. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. that monitors doctor's hand hygiene?
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>> one year rights as a worker in the health-care industry, i know this is needed. doctors may be aware of the importance of washing their hands, it does not happen as often as it should. this is helpful to protect our loved ones from getting a dangerous and affection. >> another person says, there are more serious things to worry about in the country. will help doctors keep their hands clean. what about the sex offenders and others? spend our money on these issues which are more important. >> another person says doctors should know better. the monitoring program that decreases the cost of health care is a good thing. we will pose more of your answers on the front page of ever website at wbaltv.com.
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>> more vaccines should bethe cdc is updating its efforts priority cases such as a pregnant women and children. >> the good news is if you -- if you're pregnant, you only need one dose of the vaccine, but younger children may need to two. it was not morning sickness for her but the h1n1 flu. many concerns among the expectant moms about whether to take the vaccine. >> what effect it is going to have on my baby? one person may be fine, and another person may not. >> pregnant women are more susceptible to the virus. clinical trials show they only need one dose of the vaccine to combat it. no major side effects are unknown. >> a vaccine shortage still remains. the last doses available here
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in maryland are going to pregnant women. >> the cdc says 30 million doses will be shipped out soon. over time we will be able to catch up with the demand. >> that demand is growing as the virus spreads. in 48 states and they expect -- says the virus is now in 48 states, and they expect deaths and hospital visits as a result. >> earlier you mentioned that kids will need two doses of the vaccine instead of one. tell us more about that. >> they had previously suggested from the world health organization 1 those. but the cdc says to us as a needed for children up to nine years old. it will be given about four
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weeks apart to make sure that your job its full protection. although children can get one those. >> thank you. >> but did a check and a morning commute. an accident coming southbound on the bw parkway. an accident is still clearing in the city meantime. pausome problems on the outer lp west side. southbound 795 a bit of a back up as well. and live view of traffic.
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fog warnings in effect here and that the hated memorial bridge. -- a hayden memorial bridge. >> they raced to the attention on this last time so i was here almost dying not being able to talk. it has been loosened. this is benefiting a great cause. the event takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. this friday a 24 hourspinath spinathon. >> a doctor and resident are going head to head for 24 hours. everyone is into this. it is a really good time.
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>> the local restaurants around camden have release of up to the plate. tickets are still available, $15. they raised $12,000 last year. let's take a look at the current temperatures, 39 of the airport. >> i was impressed that you kept going the way you did even through the higher tension on the bike. >> it was difficult. >> it was impressive. things are pretty quiet on this tuesday morning. a chilly start. but few pictures of a fog. that is all we have to discuss.
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no weather associated with this front. you may see a few clouds come in around noon time. that is about it. it should warm up nicely. a mixture of sunshine and cloud. tonight, the winds will die down and the skies will clear. that is a recipe for chilly temperatures. we make it close to freezing in some areas. the seven-day forecast taking as into the weekend, chilly well -- whether of the next couple of days. possible snow showers on thursday in the mountains. the high-temperature only 48 degrees. close to freezing on saturday morning. we expect sunshine on saturday and sunday. back in the 60's by sunday.
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back over to the news desk. >> time for a last look at our big story. a series of rapes in baltimore city. our reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live with the details. >>police believe the rape of a another woman in her 50's. both women were waiting at bus stops. one was on her way home from church. the suspect approached the victim, threaten them, dragged them into a dimly lit areas, and then break them. -- and rape of women. -- and rape them. description of the suspects and so they can stop him before he attacks again. anyone with information should call baltimore county police. >> oporto's back to a newsdesk
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to anger a newscast. -- oprah goes back to a newsdesk to anchor a newscast. just ahead another look at weather and traffic
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>> i hope you're doing very well on this tuesday morning. 39 degrees and the airport. 47 downtown. i am talking about spinners for dinners. 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. friday.
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constant gases. and to will be spending for 24 hours. -- two will be spinning for 24 hours. >> it is hard to do that as well as karaoke while doing that. 63 is the high temperature for this afternoon. 40's on thursday with a chance for a light rain or snow showers. >> tony may last 15 minutes of those 24 hours on a bike. let's see what it is looking like on the roads of there. >> of this delay is clearing as we speak.
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11 minutes on the inner loop. fog warnings in effect. there is the other half of the bridge on the other side of the fog. be careful. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> live update at 7:25. . this is one way of getting vitamins and minerals.
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